WR Jermaine Kearse - Free Agent
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2018 Week 2 vs MIA (2 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)
The forgotten Jets receiver, Kearse only saw one target and was brought down behind the line of scrimmage. So far he doesn't look like much of an option for this offense.
2018 Week 3 vs CLE (6 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
On the plus side, the Jets seemed to remember Jermaine Kearse existed after all but ignoring him in Week 2. On the downside, he only caught three of his six targets and his impact is limited because the Jets won't take Sam Darnold's training wheels off. Kearse is a decent receiver who isn't being asked to do much and doesn't seem to have much of a role on offense right now.
2018 Week 4 vs JAX (5 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
A couple of weeks worth of miscues and lackadaisical effort seemed to have resulted in Terrelle Pryor seeing just two snaps on offense, which gave Kearse a chance to see a significant amount of snaps. Still, all of his targets came in the second half. He did have a very nice catch late in the third quarter where he showed great control in getting both feet in on a sideline catch. Aside from that and a few deep balls which his quarterback missed on, Kearse was quiet.
2018 Week 5 vs DEN (4 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Kearse got plenty of catches but he and quarterback Sam Darnold rarely seemed on the same page, with Kearse missing a few potential passes and Darnold missing him on another.
2018 Week 6 vs IND (10 / 9 / 94 / 0 rec)
With Quincy Enunwa exiting the game early with an ankle injury, Kearse went off, catching all but one of his targets and leading the Jets in receiving yards. The Jets used him on a lot of slants and crossing routes, and Kearse gashed the Colts defense. One such play came on a 2nd & 20 at the Jets own 15-yard line. Kearse ran a post-route, getting inside of his coverage where Sam Darnold could hit him before the receiver reached the single deep safety. Kearse got the Jets a first down and extend a drive which led to a field, extending the lead to 9 points.
2018 Week 8 vs CHI (10 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Kearse caught all three of his catches in the first half, off of eight targets. Then he took a hit on a play and was banged up, resulting in very little work the rest of the day. The injury didn't seem to linger after the game so he should be back against Miami next week.
2018 Week 9 vs MIA (9 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)
It wasn't a good day for Kearse, who dropped one ball that could have extended a drive and even worse, caught a ball with his feet out of bounds, robbing the offense of a first down. In an offense which is misfiring as much as the Jets are, you can't afford to have a receiver with that little situational awareness. If he's not careful, Kearse could end up following Terrelle Pryor off the team. That said, he did lead the team in targets.
2018 Week 10 vs BUF (5 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Kearse was the target on Josh McCown's second interception, and was really well covered on it as well, even if the ball hadn't been picked off by a lurking Micah Hyde. Mostly working out of the slot should have helped embed Kearse into the game plan more fully, but his quarterback couldn't get him the ball, and Kearse was having issues ditching his coverage as well.
2018 Week 12 vs NE (12 / 6 / 66 / 1 rec)
Kearse saw a season high twelve targets, catching six, the second most he's snagged all season. His yardage total was the second highest of the year as well. He was also the target on quarterback josh McCown's only touchdown pass, as he was hit on an inside slant with a lot of wide-open green in front of him on the way to the end zone. He had some issues hauling in the ball on occasion though, and at least one drop, contributing to his 50 percent catch rate.
2018 Week 14 vs BUF (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Kearse seemed to have a hard time breaking free of coverage and he was on the field for just half the Jets offensive plays. He seems to be a pretty insignificant afterthought in the offense right now.
2018 Week 15 vs HOU (5 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Kearse saw several targets but was well covered, and couldn't haul more than a couple in. He was the target on a throw late in the game which went off the defender's facemask, thbough Kearse didn't seem all that motivated to fight for the ball.
2018 Week 16 vs GB (4 / 4 / 55 / 0 rec)
Kearse had one of his better games this season, catching all four of his targets on Sunday, three of them gaining enough yards for first downs. Unfortunately, he also injured his Achilles, and is likely done for the season.
2017 Week 1 vs BUF (9 / 7 / 59 / 0 rec)
Newly acquired Jermaine Kearse was the leading receiver for New York. Kearse operated out of the slot and split out wide, but primarily drew McCown's eye when operating out of the slot. Kearse had a knack for finding the soft spot in Buffalo's zone coverage, converting easy catches, but not offering much after the catch.
2017 Week 2 vs OAK (5 / 4 / 64 / 2 rec)
For the second straight week, Jermaine Kearse was the leading receiver. In fact, Kearse scored both of New York's touchdowns. In the second quarter, McCown hit Kearse on deep sideline route for a 33-yard touchdown. Matched up against the bigger David Amerson, Kearse used his quickness to beat him off the line. As the ball came down, Kearse slightly pushed off before hauling down the touchdown, but no penalty was called. In the fourth quarter, Kearse and McCown hooked up again, beating Amerson (again) on a post-route. Kearse did a nice job beating press at the line of scrimmage, fought for inside position, and hauled in the score.
2017 Week 3 vs MIA (3 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
For the first time this season, Kearse did not lead the team in receiving, but made a few big grabs. In the first quarter, Kearse turned a dump-off pass into an 18-yard gain that put New York into field goal range. New York converted the field goal to take a 3-0 lead. Outside of this grab, Kearse worked the intermediate for short gains.
2017 Week 4 vs JAX (7 / 4 / 17 / 0 rec)
Jermaine Kearse saw a heavy dose of Jalen Ramsey. Ramsey was very physical with Kearse throughout the game, limiting him to short gains.
2017 Week 5 vs CLE (4 / 4 / 38 / 1 rec)
Jermaine Kearse bounced back with a solid performance after last week's tough match-up against Jalen Ramsey. He secured all four of his targets, which include a 24-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. McCown faked a wide receiver screen to Robby Anderson and hit an uncovered Kearse for the score. Credit McCown for selling the play-fake to give Kearse an opportunity to score.
2017 Week 6 vs NE (4 / 4 / 79 / 0 rec)
For the second straight week, Kearse registered a strong performance. In the second quarter, Kearse and McCown converted a 3rd-and-5 play for 16 yards on a sideline route. On the next play, McCown hit Kerley for his second touchdown pass, staking New York to an early 14-0 lead. In the fourth quarter, McCown hit Kearse twice in a row, the first time for 44 yards on a deep sideline route, and the second time for 10 yards on a shallow crossing route.
2017 Week 7 vs MIA (4 / 1 / 29 / 1 rec)
Jermaine Kearse scored the first touchdown by roasting rookie cornerback, Cordrea Tankersley, on a deep sideline route. Kearse ran by Tankersleyˇand McCown did a nice job placing the ball into the outstretched hands of Kearse.
2017 Week 8 vs ATL (5 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Non-existent. Robby Anderson shined while Kearse was non-existent. Kearse's routes didn't have a lot of juice and has wasn't able to create any separation against Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant. He had a 7-yard grab on a shallow crossing route, but otherwise, was a non-factor.
2017 Week 9 vs BUF (6 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)
Due to game positive game flow, the passing attack had few opportunities. Kearse only had two grabs, but the grabs went for 20 yards and 18 yards, respectively. Working against Buffalo's zone, Kearse ran in-breaking routes and showed some run-after-the-catch ability.
2017 Week 10 vs TB (8 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)
Jermaine Kearse made some tough grabs over the middle of the field, but also had some bad drops. He had a long grab of 14 yards on a deep drag route.
2017 Week 12 vs CAR (11 / 7 / 105 / 1 rec)
While Robby Anderson posted a career-best game, Jermaine Kearse set a season-high with 105 receiving yards. Kearse had one first half grab, but came alive in the second half. Kearse scored a late fourth quarter touchdown on an option route. On the scoring play, Kearse broke the route to the front pylon and McCown delivered a strike for a 3-yard touchdown. Outside of the scoring play, McCown and Kearse hooked up for a 42-yard gain on a short catch and run to end the 3rd quarter. Kearse caught a shallow crosser, turned up-field, and raced into the open field.
2017 Week 13 vs KC (10 / 9 / 157 / 0 rec)
Jermaine Kearse had arguably the best individual performance of his career. In addition to setting a season-high in yardage, he had three highlight-worthy plays. In the first quarter, Kearse dusted Steven Nelson for a 44-yard gain on a wheel route. Robby Anderson ran a crossing route underneath, causing Kansas City's defenders to run into each other before Kearse made an easy downfield grab. In the fourth quarter, Kearse made two impressive plays. On a 3rd-and-4 play, Kearse ran an out-route and made a leaping one-handed grab to convert. Later in the quarter, McCown and Kearse had a long play of 51 yards on a catch-and-run. Kearse ran quick crossing route, ran through two arm tackles, and accelerated into the open field. Outside of the two big plays, Kearse was a fixture over the middle of the field.
2017 Week 14 vs DEN (6 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Jermaine Kearse only caught one pass on a short crossing route.
2017 Week 15 vs NO (5 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
Kearse was the second option behind Anderson. Kearse worked the short areas of the field and did his damage on short crossing routes and screen passes. He had a long gain of 12 yards on a catch-and-run on a shallow crosser.
2017 Week 16 vs LAC (8 / 5 / 42 / 0 rec)
Anderson ran his normal route tree, which features short-to-intermediate crossing routes and was the defined first read on the majority of his routes. Anderson had a long catch-and-run of 16 yards on play action. Anderson sat down in Los Angeles' zone coverage and made a tough grab before taking a big hit.
2017 Week 17 vs NE (7 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)
After Anderson departed with a concussion, Kearse took over as the team's top receiver. Kearse made several tough grabs over the middle of the field, including a catch-and-run for 22 yards on a deep crossing route.
2016 Week 1 vs MIA (7 / 5 / 57 / 0 rec)
Kearse looks to be a valuable part of this offense, but his new role, seemingly as a possession receiver-type, is not very fantasy friendly. Wilson trusts Kearse and isn't afraid to throw to him in traffic. Though his line was good-not-great, Kearse made some very hard catches in traffic.
2016 Week 2 vs LA (6 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Kearse had a great chance to score early in the second quarter, as Wilson put one right on the numbers, but he couldn't hold on. To his credit, it was a tough play to make as he was covered tightly, but it was a very good throw that would have changed the game entirely had it been caught. Later on, he took a big hit over the middle and held on to the ball.
2016 Week 3 vs SF (2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Kearse was the invisible man in this one. He had a couple of short catches, but you can be forgiven if you didn't notice. All in all, a slightly disappointing line considering Tyler Lockett played limited snaps.
2016 Week 4 vs NYJ (3 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
Kearse is talented and is technically a starter, but he is essentially sharing the claim of 4th WR with two others, which is not good for his fantasy value, in any way you look at it. He is being targeted primarily on short, quick throws, so he is not even a boom/bust option these days.
2016 Week 6 vs ATL (5 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
Kearse at this point is what he is. A reliable 4th target on a team that likes to spread the ball around. Most of his catches were of the shorter variety, without much room to run after the catch. Late in the game he was targeted in end zone, but the pass was off target; and another long pass near the end zone went too far. He also came close on a third chance near the goal line target, and drew an important pass interference penalty.
2016 Week 7 vs ARI (4 / 3 / 51 / 0 rec)
Kearse was almost the hero in OT, with a big 31 yard catch down the sideline, but for most of the game he played his steady yet unspectacular role in this offense.
2016 Week 8 vs NO (7 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec)
Kearse frustratingly seems to hover on the edge of fantasy relevance each week, and this time was no different. He was thrown to early but not often. Wilson tends looks for him often enough in clutch situations, but the gameplan puts Kearse in a secondary role. On the final play of the game, he was the targeted receiver on a jump ball in the end zone, but was just out of bounds as he came down with it.
2016 Week 9 vs BUF (4 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)
Kearse was involved in the offense enough (just barely) to have a good fantasy game, but missed on his best opportunity, as he attempted a diving catch down at the goal line, but couldn't maintain possession as he hit the ground. His first catch was a quick throw over the middle; later, he made a good diving/falling catch in the two minute drill, and had the presence of mind to get out of bounds as well. Unless injuries hit this deep Seahawks WR corps, Kearse and his consistently ho-hum numbers can be safely left on the waiver wire.
2016 Week 10 vs NE (7 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Kearse was targeted often, for a change, but nothing seemed to go right for him. He had two drops on the opening drive, one of which was at the goal line. He dropped a third one, and then finally caught the fourth pass thrown his way. You'd think they might look somewhere else, but he then had an opportunity in the end zone but was over thrown. In the end, his impact boiled down to a first down on one big play up the middle, a short pass but he turned on the jets and made it a 20 yard gain.
2016 Week 11 vs PHI (6 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Like clockwork, Kearse was targeted on a quick slant on the first few plays, but did not catch it. (Honestly, if I'm catching on, is it any surprise that the Eagles were also prepared for it?). In the second half, he nearly came down with a sideline catch that would have been about a 35 yard gain. ButÍ he wasn't quite able to stay in bounds to make the tough catch.
2016 Week 12 vs TB (5 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Like most of the Seahawks offense, Kearse stayed under the radar until the second half. He was thrown to in a few different situations, but in each case, the ball was either defended or uncatchable. Finally, he made a huge catch on 4th and 14, with a few minutes to go, that kept a drive going. On that play, he was hit hard after the catch and showed excellent concentration and hands in holding on the ball.
2016 Week 13 vs CAR (9 / 5 / 68 / 0 rec)
Kearse more involved than usual -- in part because of Paul Richardson's absence -- but still played the possession role, which limited his fantasy impact. The box score says he was 5-for-9, but he was actually very efficient; his non-catches were simply not catchable. He has become a low floor, low ceiling player this year, the type who is clearly much more valuable to his real team. His best play actually was with the backup QB throwing to him in the 4th quarter. Kearse made a fantastic overhead grab in coverage, deep down the sideline, to bring them into scoring territory.
2016 Week 14 vs GB (6 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Kearse had perhaps the worst game of the Seattle receiving corps. He had a grand total of one catch, despite several opportunities. On his first chance, though, he appeared to be interfered with. There was no call on the play, and the ball had bounced into one of the Packers arms for the turnover. It's hard to blame him for that one. Later on, however, he had the requisite cold weather drop, as did most receivers in the game.
2016 Week 15 vs LA (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Kearse officially dropped down the depth chart, as he saw Lockett step in opposite Baldwin, relegating Kearse's work to 3-receiver sets. Kearse had a few balls thrown his way, but not one was even remotely catchable. Even though the non-existent stat line was not his fault, consider it a sign of things to come as the pecking order has definitely shifted.
2016 Week 16 vs ARI (9 / 4 / 37 / 1 rec)
Kearse shone on his acrobatic TD play, as he stretched for the ball in the back of the end zone. It was slightly reminiscent of the big plays he's made for the Seahawks in the past. This year, however, has been a write off. Next week, with Tyler Lockett out of the lineup, Kearse will have an opportunity to produce a little more, but the most likely scenario is the he makes a couple of short catches while ceding playing time to Paul Richardson.
2016 Week 17 vs SF (7 / 2 / 45 / 0 rec)
Kearse turned in a typical 2-catch day, starting with a short reception for a first down. Later, he made a very nice grab in stride, as Wilson scrambled and threw downfield. This is the kind of pass that normally would go to the injured Tyler Lockett, and Kearse seemed to be the most in synch with Wilson when he scrambled ˝ he had another chance down the sideline late in the game but the ball was thrown a bit too far ahead of him ˝ so his value in the playoffs could see a small uptick.
2016 Week 18 vs DET (3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Kearse hasn't really been fantasy relevant all season, but is a valuable cog in the wheel for Seattle. He had an opportunity for a score late in the 4th quarter, as he got ahead on a seam route across the goal line. Aptly, as Kearse held his hands out for the ball to settle in, the TD was caught by Doug Baldwin, who trailed him by just a few feet on the play while running a similar pattern. That pretty much sums up his season.
2016 Week 19 vs ATL (3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Early in the second half, Kearse caught a short pass on the sideline, which was his first time being targeted.
2015 Week 1 vs LA (10 / 8 / 76 / 0 rec)
Much like Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse caught the majority of his 8 receptions for short gains towards the sideline when Wilson would avoid pressure. He did have a very nice catch in the first quarter where he showed nice run after the catch ability for a 28-yard gain. On his one red zone target Wilson threw a high ball to the side of the end zone where Kearse does secure the catch but cannot stay in bounds. This drive would end with a FG.
2015 Week 2 vs GB (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
After an encouraging Week 1 against St. Louis, Jermaine Kearse was not a factor in this game and was targeted just twice. His first target came off of a deep shot by Russell Wilson down the sideline where there is a lot of contact but Kearse is not able to draw a flag. In the second half Wilson missed Kearse horribly high on a pass that looked as if the two were not on the same page.
2015 Week 3 vs CHI (6 / 6 / 76 / 0 rec)
Jermaine Kearse collected 6 catches in this game for 76 yards and was key in the short intermediate passing game for Russell Wilson under extreme pressure in the pocket. He caught the majority of his passes for short gains but was stopped at the 3-yard line on a play underneath in the second quarter. His long catch of the game was for 22 yards off of a play action fake across the middle.
2015 Week 4 vs DET (2 / 2 / 84 / 0 rec)
Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse made the most of his two targets in this game taking them for a total of 84 yards. On his first catch quarterback Russell Wilson does what he does best, extending the play, and found Kearse lost in coverage after a broken play for 34-yards. His second catch of the game he was wide open down the right side of the field late in the 4th quarter where he was pushed out of bounds after a 50-yard gain which all but sealed the game for the Seahawks after a Calvin Johnson fumble at the goal line.
2015 Week 5 vs CIN (3 / 2 / 38 / 1 rec)
Jermaine Kearse had just two catches for 38 yards but did convert one of those catches into a 30-yard touchdown grab in the corner of the end zone. It was clearly a busted coverage by the Bengals as he was wide open in the end zone. Russell Wilson actually gained good protection on this play where he was able to hang in the pocket a bit longer than normal. This score would tie the game at 7.
2015 Week 6 vs CAR (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jermaine Kearse was held without a catch in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers and was targeted just three times in the loss. He caught a touchdown pass last week but has not been a large part of the game plan for this offense the past few games as the Seahawks attempt to get Jimmy Graham going.
2015 Week 7 vs SF (4 / 3 / 64 / 0 rec)
Jermaine Kearse had three receptions for 64 yards off of four targets in Week 7. Both of Russell Wilson's interceptions in this game were intended for Kearse, as he didn't make much of an effort to break up the plays. He will continue to be an inconsistent fantasy option as he has just 21 catches all season. He caught two deep passes in this game, one in the second quarter deep down the right side of the field for 21 yards, and one later in the first half for 26 yards from Russell Wilson in the no huddle offense.
2015 Week 8 vs DAL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
After a three catch, 64-yard performance in Week 7 against the 49ers, Jermaine Kearse did not register a catch in Week 8 against the Cowboys.
2015 Week 12 vs PIT (5 / 4 / 47 / 2 rec)
Doug Baldwin wasn't the only Seattle Seahawk receiver who had a career day in Week 12. Jermaine Kearse had his first multi-touchdown performance on four catches for 47 yards against the Steelers. His first touchdown was very similar to Doug Baldwin's earlier in the game. He came through the middle and was basically untouched for a 12-yard score. He was able to beat Ross Cockrell on a nice double move on his second touchdown. He had five targets in this game and should see a bump in consistency with Jimmy Graham done for the year.
2015 Week 13 vs MIN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jermaine Kearse had zero catches in Seattle's Week 13 win over Minnesota and only registered one target. He has shown flashes of big play ability at times this year but with the emergence of both Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett in the passing game, quarterback Russell Wilson does not seem to be looking his way very often.
2015 Week 14 vs BAL (8 / 7 / 74 / 0 rec)
Though an inconsistent fantasy receiver this season, Jermaine Kearse had a nice day against the Ravens in Week 14. He had seven receptions on eight targets for 74 yards in one of his best games of late. His long pass of the game was for 20 yards and was involved consistently moving the offense down the field.
2015 Week 15 vs CLE (8 / 7 / 110 / 0 rec)
He didn't score in this game but Jermaine Kearse led the Seahawks in both targets and yards going 7-of-8 for 110 yards against Cleveland. Kearse served primarily as a security blanket for Russell Wilson. He drew a facemask penalty at the end of the first half that led to a field goal. It was the best game of the season for Kearse and he quietly has 18 targets in the past two games.
2015 Week 16 vs LA (5 / 3 / 38 / 1 rec)
Jermaine Kearse's first big contribution to this game came in the second quarter and it wasn't a reception. He recovered Doug Baldwin's fumble deep in Rams territory. Kearse couldn't act similarly on his first target, a pass into the endzone that he couldn't control with a defender tight to his body. He didn't see another pass until the fourth quarter when he made an impressive catch on an out route to get a first down. Unfortunately, Kearse added another drop soon after as he couldn't control the ball when absorbing a big hit from Rodney McLeod. A comeback route allowed him to add another first down, but his longest play of the game, a 25-yard reception that put the offense at the goal line, was negated by a penalty elsewhere. Kearse's 18-yard touchdown was an impressive play but it came when the game had already been decided.
2015 Week 17 vs ARI (3 / 3 / 34 / 1 rec)
Jermaine Kearse was a non-factor in Week 17 outside of a 24-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter. He absolutely roasted cornerback Justin Bethel deep down the left sideline where Russell Wilson had no problem hitting him in stride out of the shotgun formation. Kearse finished the game with three catches off of three targets for 34 yards and the aforementioned touchdown. He finished the season with 49 catches, 685 yards, and five touchdowns.
2014 Week 1 vs GB (3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Kearse was invisible this game, catching only one pass on a short hook over the middle. Going forward, he ought to be fantasy relevant due to his nose for the end zone, but whose targets will likely be inconsistent from week to week.
2014 Week 2 vs SD (5 / 4 / 61 / 0 rec)
Kearse was the most valuable receiver for the Seahawks in this game. He started with a nice jump ball in traffic, showing clearly that Wilson would be making more of an effort to get him the ball than last week. With Harvin disappearing from the box score, Kearse was targeted all over the field. Time will tell if this was just a one time thing or not, but he got more looks than supposed number 2 on the depth chart, Doug Baldwin.
2014 Week 3 vs DEN (2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Kearse began the game by taking a reverse pitch, then passing to QB Russell Wilson for a 17 yard gain. That was the highlight. His first catch did not come until the 2nd half, however, but at least it was for a first down. He was taken down hard by FOUR Broncos and got up smiling. It's easy to see why the Seahawks like this guy. He finished off the day with a first down catch in the OT scoring drive.
2014 Week 5 vs WAS (2 / 1 / 15 / 1 rec)
Kearse played a fair number of snaps but is simply too far down the pecking order to get many looks in the passing game. His first try was a short comeback with pressure on Russell Wilson; he almost caught the low thrown ball. His highlight was the touchdown, of course. Kearse did a beautiful job of splitting the defenders and was wide open at the goal line, where Wilson found him easily.
2014 Week 6 vs DAL (7 / 3 / 62 / 0 rec)
On the opening drive, Kearse showed great concentration with an over the shoulder down the sidelines for a 53 yard gain. Later he took a quick pass on a trick play that tried to sell Wilson rushing the ball before dishing it off (but didn't fool the Cowboys). Kearse seemed to be a more regular target in this game, though the offense wasn't on the field very much, so his target numbers certainly weren't high. Outside of the big play early on, Kearse had the same trouble as all the other Seahawks receivers: he couldn't get open.
2014 Week 7 vs STL (7 / 3 / 50 / 0 rec)
On Kearse's first catch, he did his best Percy Harvin impression, breaking a tackle on a short pass and ending up with 17 yards. On another play, Kearse found himself wide open behind the corner, but Wilson missed him. Late in the game, Kearse made a big play to get into the red zone after another short catch, proving to be again very elusive once he has the ball. He is now the Seahawks best big play threat, and while it will be hard to predict the division of targets from game to game, Kearse has the most upside.
2014 Week 8 vs CAR (2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Kearse barely made his presence known in this one. To be fair, the Seahawks did not have the ball much early on, but he did not see his first opportunity until near the end of the first half. Meanwhile, four other wideouts had made at least one reception already. When he does have the ball, he's still exciting to watch, and on that first catch made it to the first down marker and fought hard to get on the right side of the line.
2014 Week 9 vs OAK (7 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Kearse's role was promising: his first chance was on a deep pass. He was in position for it but was covered and drew a long pass interference call, putting them inside the five. On another, he did a great job coming back to the ball while in coverage, but couldn't hold on. He was sometimes a victim of Russell Wilson's numerous errant throws as well, as was the case on his two red zone opportunities. His only catch of the game was for a first down but he also took a hard hit on the play.
2014 Week 10 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 70 / 0 rec)
Kearse was a bright spot, with a big catch down the sideline, he just kept going deeper as Wilson scrambled, getting open and picking up 60 yards after catching the perfectly thrown ball. Kearse missed out on another chance earlier, when he got wide open for a long pass down the middle, but was overthrown. He was also relied on for an important short yardage first down catch.
2014 Week 11 vs KC (9 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec)
Kearse looked great on his first reception, breaking a tackle on his short catch and taking it 24 yards down to the 5. Clearly has a good rapport with Russell Wilson; knows where to expect the ball and does a great job positioning himself in preparation for it. Showed great concentration on a couple of catches in tight coverage. But also couldn't hold onto a hard throw in the end zone - albeit in tight coverage. He had one more chance after that play, with a hard throw over the middle, but he was hit on the way to the ball (no penalty call however). Kearse had the same number of targets as fellow wideout Doug Baldwin, but seemed to play second fiddle in the red zone - they seem to be 1A and 1B, but production aside, Kearse is definitely the "B" receiver .
2014 Week 12 vs ARI (2 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
Kearse made a perfect catch on a seam route for 19 yards. He also was targeted deep and in the end zone, but in tight coverage and the ball was thrown just a bit too far. Those were his only two chances. He appeared to hurt his ankle and was sidelined for some time.
2014 Week 13 vs SF (5 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
Kearse was the most effective Seahawks wideout in this game, but that's not saying much. He was the only WR to get any looks on longer passes. He made a couple of nice grabs, as the defense did not leave much for error. But that also meant that on each play, he had no room to make any moves for extra yardage.
2014 Week 14 vs PHI (7 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec, 2 / 15 / 0 rush)
Like Baldwin, Kearse's best work came from the slot. He had gains of 20 and 11 that helped sustain drives. The 20 yarder was a diving play. He also earned five yards on an end around, stiff-arming a defender, but the play was nullified by teammate Richardo Lockette's illegal block. Overall, Kearse made timely plays, but not a lot of them .
2014 Week 15 vs SF (6 / 5 / 78 / 0 rec)
Kearse had a good day, gaining yards after the catch on several short passes, and impressing with a perfect catch downfield, right into his arms in very tight coverage, for a 47 yard gain. Kearse could have had an even bigger day, had he not dropped a tough catch down the sideline.
2014 Week 16 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Kearse started off the game with a short catch designed for him to run. He got 8 yards on the play, and that would be his only catch as he went to the locker room with an injury later in the half and did not return.
2014 Week 19 vs CAR (3 / 3 / 129 / 1 rec)
Kearse picked a great time to have a huge game. He went over 100 yards with only three catches, including a memorable one-hander that is now playing on your nearest highlight reel. He barely had a step on the defender, but pulled in the ball effortlessly in stride, and then, as he was being pushed out of bounds near the goal line, made a heroic (and successful) attempt to hit the pylon on his way out. With Paul Richardson done for the season, Kearse and Doug Baldwin will take on a slightly larger part of the offense than usual.
2014 Week 20 vs GB (6 / 1 / 35 / 1 rec)
The most incredible stat about Kearse's game was this: 4 INTs thrown by Russell Wilson, and ALL four were passes thrown to Kearse. All was forgiven, however, when he hauled in the 35 yard game winning score in overtime. It was a perfect pass from Wilson that just dropped into his arms, even though Kearse barely had a step on his man. To be fair about the INTs, two were poor throws into coverage and two were hard throws that he should have caught. It says a lot that Wilson didn't still threw to him in OT.
2013 Week 1 vs CAR (2 / 2 / 49 / 1 rec)
Kearse made himself noticed in the second half, first with a deceptively hard catch. It was a seemingly routine short pass, but with tons of pressure on the QB, it was no small feat to be ready for the pass, and he was. Late in the game, Kearse made an acrobatic, leaping catch for a long touchdown.
2013 Week 3 vs JAX (1 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Kearse saw action early on, but wasn't heavily involved. As in the first couple of games, the Seahawks tend to get their secondary receivers a couple of targets per game. Kearse showed good focus catching his one pass in traffic, but remains buried on the depth chart.
2013 Week 4 vs HOU (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Kearse caught what appeared to be a TD, on a 25-yard lob in the end zone, but instead was called for offensive pass interference. At a glance, he had great position on the jump ball, and showed good concentration to hold onto it. He was targeted again on a crossing route, but the ball was intercepted. It didn't look like it was too far out of his reach, but was likely not ready for it, as the Texans were pressuring the quarterback heavily all day.
2013 Week 5 vs IND (1 / 1 / 28 / 1 rec)
Kearse made his only catch count, as he leapt and stretched out to haul in the 28 yard pass along the sideline. It was a close call as he was going out of bounds as he came down and knocked the end zone pylon down for the touchdown call.
2013 Week 6 vs TEN (3 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
Another game, another red zone opportunity for Kearse, who remains 4th on the WR depth chart. Up until now, those opportunities have been deep passes. This time, he was on the field near the goal line, and caught the ball on a short crossing route but was tackled easily. He caught all three passes thrown his way, which gave him one more than starter Sidney Rice.
2013 Week 7 vs ARI (3 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Kearse now has the #4 WR spot all to himself, which is promising but still limits his opportunities. His lone catch was a nice one as he had to reach back for it, and then had the presence of mind to stop the clock near the end of the half, by going out of bounds. Two of his other targets were noteworthy - one in the end zone, but out of reach, and another was a deep pass that was not quite there for him, but was a potential scoring play.
2013 Week 8 vs STL (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Kearse was targeted downfield once, but was overthrown. He had a great chance on a slant pattern catch-and-run in the fourth quarter. He was in stride but couldn't hold on to the ball.
2013 Week 9 vs TB (2 / 2 / 43 / 1 rec)
Kearse was the lone scorer for the Seahawks in the first half. Working out of the slot, he ran a quick slant pattern from the sixteen, catching the ball wide open and in stride at the six yard line and squeezing between two defenders into the end zone. Kearse made a huge catch late in the game, a 27 yard leaping catch over his defender that brought the Seahawks to the 3 yard line. Moving up the depth chart (due to Sidney Rice's injury) was good for him, but his opportunities were still few and far between.
2013 Week 10 vs ATL (4 / 3 / 75 / 1 rec)
Now the third WR on the depth chart, Kearse continues to get more snaps each game, though he'll bump down a notch whenever Percy Harvin returns to the lineup. Kearse's bread and butter is the jump ball, and the irony here is that he didn't really have to jump for them this time around; he had enough separation and got perfect throws. On his second catch, he made a 43 yard touchdown catch look way too easy. His third and final catch of the day was a quick out to move the chains just before the end of the first half.
2013 Week 11 vs MIN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Kearse was targeted deep early in the game, and though he was open, the ball was overthrown. He suffered a concussion before he could land on the score sheet, and with the bye week coming up, will hopefully be able to return without missing a game.
2013 Week 13 vs NO (3 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Kearse had a chance in endzone but couldn't hold on. After that, looked good on the subsequent drives making a couple of downfield catches.
2013 Week 14 vs SF (5 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Kearse hurt himself early in the game, on a nice diving catch for a short first down. He did eventually return to the game, and saw more snaps in the second half. Normally known for his jump-ball prowess, Kearse showed a different side today, with great hands while being tightly covered. It helped that Russell Wilson was able to get him the ball exactly where he needed it. As the clock wound down in the fourth quarter, Kearse was the deep target, as Wilson threw a jump ball, but Kearse lost his footing and fell, allowing the interception that effectively ended the game. Had he caught it, the Seahawks would have been in field goal range, for the win
2013 Week 15 vs NYG (3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
A quiet game for Kearse. He made two short catches early in the second half; nothing spectacular but helped in moving the chains.
2013 Week 16 vs ARI (7 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)
Kearse was busy against the Cardinals, and was the main beneficiary of Patrick Petersons masterful covering of Golden Tate. Kearse was hit and miss, but to be fair was used on some low percentage plays. He was targeted on deep patterns twice. The first one was overthrown, and the second went off his fingertips. He was tightly covered on both. Then Kearse made up for it with one he had no business catching. He looked to be covered, so Wilson threw behind him instead and the ball arrived at the exact moment Kearse turned around. Next was a short catch that he was able to run with for a first down. And he was targeted in the end zone, but too tightly covered to make the catch. Kearse made big contributions on the Seahawks only TD scoring drive. First he recovered Tate's fumble to keep the drive alive, and then brought in a hard pass with his fingertips which got his team into the red zone.
2013 Week 19 vs NO (1 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec)
Kearse's lone catch was an important one. In the red zone, he got free near the sideline as Wilson scrambled, and made a good catch for the first down. The return of Percy Harvin bumped him down to 4th on the depth chart.
2013 Week 20 vs SF (5 / 2 / 44 / 1 rec)
Kearse didn't make a great bid on his first overthrown deep target, but he did not let the second one escape his grasp in what would end up being the game-winning score. Later, Kearse had a catch inside the five that was taken from him by Navorro Bowman for what should have been a turnover, but the call was missed by the referees. Kearse is just a role-player in this offense, but he nailed his role at the most important moment of the game for the Seahawks offense.
2013 Week 21 vs DEN (5 / 4 / 65 / 1 rec)
Like all of Seattle's passing offense, Jermaine Kearse didn't get many opportunities, but he made the most of them. Kearse converted Seattle's first 3rd-down of the day with a catch-and-run over the middle of the field on the Seahawks' first drive. He didn't touch the ball again until late in the 3rd quarter, when he made the offensive play of the game, catching a quick little pass on the right side and breaking four tackles on the way to the end zone.
2012 Week 9 vs MIN (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Kearse had one catch on a short route underneath, but was hit immediately. His only other target came on an inside route, and though open, Kearse looked to run before securing the ball and dropped the pass.
2012 Week 14 vs ARI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Kearse received a deep target on a late-game fourth down play. In the blowout, there was some discussion if going for it on fourth-and-long was rubbing it in compared to kicking the field goal. Kearse nearly corralled the deep throw, which would have been an impressive touchdown to cap Seattle's record-setting victory.
2012 Week 16 vs SF (2 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
The rookie had one great catch, streaming down the left sideline and catching a perfect ball in stride. Soon after Wilson threw another ball Kearse's way, a great delivery over the corner's head, but Kearse couldn't hold on.